Watch: Le temps qui reste 2005 123movies, Full Movie Online – Romain, 31, a photographer, learns that a malignancy may kill him within a few months. Decisions: Treatment? Work? How to tell his lover and his family. He remembers the sea and himself as a child. He stares in the mirror. He’s cruel: facing death, he pushes people away – what’s the point? He visits his grandmother to tell her; on the way, he chats briefly with a waitress. He looks at old photos, visits a childhood tree house. He takes pictures. Returning from his grandmother’s, he stops for food and sees the waitress, Jany, again. She makes a request. He returns to an empty flat – his lover has left. Can Jany’s proposition give him a way to move past self-pity?.
Plot: Romain, 31, a gay photographer, learns that a malignancy may kill him within a few months. Decisions: treatment? work? how to tell his lover and his family. He remembers the sea and himself as a child. He stares in the mirror. He’s cruel: facing death, he pushes people away – what’s the point? He visits his grandmother to tell her; on the way, he chats briefly with a waitress. He looks at old photos, visits a childhood tree house. He takes pictures. Returning from his grandmother’s, he stops for food and sees the waitress, Jany, again. She makes a request. He returns to an empty flat – his lover has left. Can Jany’s proposition give him a way to move past self-pity?
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Dying, slowly, too quickly, in a movie that is sometimes slow but absorbing
Time to Leave (2005)
Besides being interminably sad, even when it has shreds of love and hope and genuine friendship built in, Time to Leave is also a tonic and a balm. It makes the worst of situations reasonable. Not good, not desirable, but imaginable, which is something, too. It’s an absorbing movie at its best, but is often slow and a hair predictable, within the range of themes in films of our era.
As a movie, beyond the subject (which is what it is), there is a feeling of the ordinary even as the characters are often a bit beyond even extraordinary. The welcome spectre of Jeanne Moreau as his grandmother is great, and yet their relationship is tender to the point of incestuous. Maybe. And his love for his father, very touching, also trembles a little on the edge of beautiful liberalism. What I mean is, for all its touching, realistic touches, there are many moments that cut across the veneer that we are to believe. And it loses it’s candid believability, leaning into an idealized sheen, without ever leaving it totally, into a fairy tale of some kind.
So I didn’t quite settle into the whole experience very well, and watched with impatience by halfway through. Maybe his lack of denouement is ours, as well, but that reminds me of art school when people with bad art would say something along the lines of, “I wanted it that way.” Director Francois Ozon may have wanted this steady trauma and despair laced with love and deflated by the banal, but he could have also wanted something that left us viewers more fully moved, entranced, enlightened, or even, alas, puzzled. I was touched, in the end, by my own feelings and fear of dying, and of being surprised by its coming too soon, and the movie did less to illuminate that as to simple serve as a reminder about it, leaving the work, and the awfulness, up to me.
The mistakes are not important
After I read the critics (I was lucky I did it after seeing the movie), I felt like the people who say they’re tolerant and modern were completely intolerant and conservative. They only saw the homosexuality and the nonsense story about a girl who can’t have children with her husband so she asks a guest in a restaurant to have a child with her, and said it was just trying to shock the visitors. But I agree with those who say it was not the main point of the movie. I think it just tried to say that these people live on our sides and that they’re the same as we are.
I accept for some people the movie can sound a little bit like a cliché or another story about dying. But for me the feelings were different. It was interesting to see a man who bears his secret on his own, because he can’t open to his family and isn’t brave enough to tell his boyfriend. Then he visits his grandmother and decides to tell her because as he says she’s also close to death. When he’s with her, he opens to her and also to himself. The scene where she confesses that “tonight I’d like to leave with you” was the most beautiful and most emotional for me.
Well, the story has it’s mistakes, but maybe the plot is not the most important thing there. I just didn’t care about what the director wanted to show, but about what he’s actually showed. For me it was a story about a man who goes through the first shock, anger and desperation to the acceptation of the destiny with a smile on his lips.
I liked the movie very much and I think the actors did an unbelievable job.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 21 min (81 min), 1 hr 21 min (81 min) (Japan), 1 hr 21 min (81 min) (Germany)
Director François Ozon
Writer François Ozon
Actors Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Awards 2 wins & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length 2,223 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm